Maybach Music Group leader Rick Ross recently talked about his publicized engagement to model Lira Mercer and explained why she is the one for him.

In Ricky Rozay’s opinion, Mercer is much more than a curvy vixen.

“Me and Lira are so close that it wasn’t even about a question,” he told me, while she rested her feet on his lap. “When the time came, I put that [ring] on her hand and let her know, ’It’s time to take it to the next level.’ She’s a rider. She’s a young star. She’s a genius, a great thinker. Even more important, she’s a great person.” (MTV)

Check out the defense Lira Mercer’s mom came to in light of the engagement on the next page…

Mercer’s mother, Momma Galore, hopped onto social media to respond to talk show host Wendy Williams for blasting the engaged vixen for not being wife material and taking pictures with hip-hop artists earlier this week.

Oop #MommaGalore vs #WendyWilliams!!! #LiraGalore #ClapBackSeason!!!

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Earlier this month, Galore addressed widespread breakup rumors.

“No engagement is off,” Galore told us. “I just got off the phone with my son in law.” Momma Galore explained that the picture in question were from an All-Star Weekend event a couple years back when Lira briefly worked as a stripper. “Those are old pictures,” the mom said. “She used to dance, and Lira and Meek posted that pic in 2013 for All Star Weekend. … Ross knows this. There’s no truth to the rumors.” (Bossip)

Buzz about a split going down initially stemmed from a topless picture of Lira with rapper Meek Mill surfacing.